Key Stat: Arsenal have only lost one of their last 22 matches against West Ham – a run that stretches back to 2007.
Expert Verdict: Unai Emery and Manuel Pellegrini have not had enjoyable starts to life at their new clubs, and it could get worse for the Chilean when his West Ham side visit the Emirates. Arsenal have lost difficult games to Manchester City and Chelsea, but there were signs of improvement against the latter that should give them confidence.
Arsenal vs West Ham United Prediction & Betting Tips
Arsenal vs West Ham United Head-to-Head Stats
Arsenal have won just less than half of their 138 previous matches against West Ham – claiming 65 wins to West Hams 34. That impressive record in this fixture is hardly surprising when you consider West Ham have won just one of their last 22 matches against Arsenal either. Four of the last five matches between the two have ended in Arsenal wins – the exception being the goalless draw at the London Stadium last season. Arsenal beat West Ham 1-0 in the Carabao Cup quarter-final less than six days later, however – Danny Welbeck scored the winner there. Last time out, three late Arsenal goals – one for Aaron Ramsey and two for Alexandre Lacazette – fired them to a 4-1 win, after Nacho Monreal’s strike was canceled out by Marko Arnautovic’s goal.
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Life has not been easy at Arsenal for Unai Emery at the start of his reign in charge of the Gunners, but defeats in the first two games came against two teams expected to fight for the title.
West Ham had the same issue when they were thrashed by Liverpool, but last time out against Bournemouth they have no such excuse.
Manuel Pellegrini is still searching for his best XI, and the style of play that suits the West Ham players new and old.
He rang the changes for the Bournemouth game and more will be on their way when they face Arsenal – but the task before West Ham should not be underestimated.
More changes may not find the answer in time, however, even if Emery is struggling in similar manner.
Arsenal showed signs of better form against Chelsea and, but for dreadful finishing by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, they could just as easily have thrashed the Blues at Stamford Bridge.
Now, back at the Emirates, this is a game they simply have to win to get themselves on the board for the season.
They are favourites, however, given West Ham’s own poor start to the season and Arsenal’s vastly superior record in this fixture.
West Ham United vs Arsenal Recommended bets with odds
Arsenal are odds-on favourites to beat West Ham and record their first league win under Unai Emery on Saturday, with Betway, Ladbrokes and 10Bet all offering 4/11 on a Gunners win.
They have looked vulnerable at the back in the last two matches, however, and an Arsenal win and BTTS is 8/5 with Ladbrokes, Betway and 888sport. Both teams to score, on its own, is 4/6.
As well as Arsenal squandering plenty of chances so far this season, West Ham have conceded plenty of opportunities too. If Arsenal improve their finishing, over 2.5 goals (5/11) with 888sport is on the low side. Over 3.5 goals will return 23/10.
As for goalscorers, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was poor against Chelsea – unlike Alex Iwobi who grabbed his first of the season and is 33/10 with 888sport to net another.
Arsenal vs West Ham United Prediction
Arsenal are desperate to get back to winning ways, and this game – against another team in poor form – is the perfect opportunity to do that.